The number of traffic fatalities statewide is now at a five year low, according to the New Jersey State Police. Last year, there were 559 fatalities reported in the Garden State, four fewer than the previous year. Driver inattention still remains a primary cause of fatal traffic accidents.
Tolls will be going up this weekend on the bridge that crosses the Delaware River and links the New Jersey and Pennsylvania turnpikes. A six percent fare increase goes into effect on Sunday; the rate increase was approved last summer.
State Senator Mike Testa believes that the state’s one dollar increase in the minimum wage will have a negative impact on property taxes paid by those who own property at the Jersey Shore. Testa believes that some shore-area businesses will have to trim staff and reduce benefits at their companies. The minimum wage increased to…
Two people died during a stubborn house fire in Morris County on New Year’s Eve. Police say the fire started at dusk where one person was dead inside the home and a second injured. That person was taken via helicopter to a local hospital and also perished.
A second political party switch in the 2nd District congressional race next year. Former republican Robert Turkavage has switched to the democratic party, and now he’s seeking his party’s endorsement to run for office next year. Turkavage is a former FBI agent and lives in Atlantic County.
The minimum wage is going up in New Jersey starting on New Year’s Day. The base pay will increase to $11 per hour throughout the State. It’s all part of New Jersey’s plan to eventually get the wage up to $15 an hour. Very small businesses will only be required to raise the wage to…
New Jersey State Police will be looking for drunk drivers Tuesday night. Police say there will be 46 additional state troopers working Tuesday evening and they will focus on speeding, drunk driving and aggressive driving. Last year, there were two fatal accidents in New Jersey during the holiday; both drivers were impaired.
A Go Fund Me page has raised over $137,000 for the family of slain United States soldier Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble of New Jersey. Goble was killed last week while seizing a Taliban weapons cache in Kunduz Province. Goble was 33 years old, and from Bergen County.
Defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sent over $600,000 in donor money to clerics, at least two popes, and others with little to no oversight. These startling revelations have been detailed in the Washington Post. McCarrick used to serve as the Archbishop of Newark, NJ before being defrocked last year by Pope Francis.
Congressman Jeff Van Drew has a new campaign manager heading into the 2020 election season. Ron Filan was hired, according to a press release. Van Drew says “Washington liberals” are looking to take down himself, and President Trump, next year and Filan is the right man for the job.